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September 2017

Training on Sustainable Agroforestry Practices

September 22 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuskegee University: Mary Starke Harper Hall, 1200 West Montgomery Road
Tuskegee, AL 36088 United States
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Free

Agroforestry is a sustainable land-use system that involves the intentional integration and management of trees, crops, and/or livestock in a single management unit.  This system offers more economical, environmental, and social benefits compared to the sole operation of its components. Workshop topics/activities include: • Agroforestry and silvopasture • Tree management in agroforestry systems • Agroforestry…

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Native Plants Workshop

September 24 @ 2:00 pm
Petals from the Past, 16034 County Road 29
Jemison, AL 35085 United States
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Free

Hosted by Petals from the Past: Some say we have reduced the natural areas in the United States by 85%-95% to build our cities, roads, agriculture and industry. It’s no surprise then that birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife that depend on native natural habitat for food and shelter are declining at an alarming rate.…

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The Garden Party

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Pkwy
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 United States
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The Garden Party brings the mission of Schoolyard Roots to life in the form of a huge celebration. Delicious local food, prepared by some of Tuscaloosa's best restaurants working with local farmers, a craft brew unique to the event (available at our cash bar), and live music. This event, also featuring a silent auction, is…

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2017 Carolina Meat Conference

September 25 - September 26
Millenium Center, 101 W 5th St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
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The Carolina Meat Conference, hosted by NC Choices, is a nationally-recognized event focused on bringing together independent meat producers, processors, James Beard award-winning chefs, scientists and field experts, industry buyers, and allied professionals for cutting edge exchange to promote success in niche meat markets. Hands-on workshops, whole animal butchery demos, and expert sessions combine for…

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Produce Safety Alliance Training

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alabama Power Building, 2030 7th St. S
Clanton, AL 35045 United States
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Free

This course will provide a foundation in FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule requirements and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Lunch provided Cost: Free! To Register: Contact the Chilton Co. Extension Office (205-280-6268, westgay@aces.edu). Who Should Attend: Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety…

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Herb Day with Felder Rushing

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive
Mobile, AL 36608 United States
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$30 - $35

Herb Day is the Gulf Coast Herb Society’s main event of the year.  Be prepared to be treated to a day of food, door prizes, and a presentation based on the theme of the year.  All proceeds from the events go to maintain the Mobile Botanical Garden’s herb garden. 2017 Special Speaker Felder Rushing “Stress-Free…

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October 2017

Fall Gardening Workshop

October 1 @ 2:00 pm
Petals from the Past, 16034 County Road 29
Jemison, AL 35085 United States
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Free

Hosted by Petals from the Past: Jason will discuss his favorite perennials for fall bloom and planting. Learn why fall is a great season to plant. ……………….. This event is not hosted by ASAN. As one of ASAN’s roles is to share information and resources across our network so as to maximize all of our…

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Moss Rock Festival

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Preserve, 616 Preserve Pkwy
Hoover, AL 35226 United States
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This annual festival held each November at The Preserve in Hoover focuses on nature-inspired art and design, an eco themed market, beer garden, outdoor activities, live music, and more.  Full list of vendors and exhibitors is available on the festival website. Saturday, November 4th / 10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday, November 5th/ 10:00am – 4:00pm Gate: $7 Adults, $10…

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Ruffner Interconnected: 40 Years and Counting

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, 1214 81st St S
Birmingham, AL 35206 United States
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Free

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve was founded in 1977 when a small group of dedicated individuals decided to save a mountain threatened by deforestation and development. Over the years, Ruffner has grown from a few acres to more than 1,000, making it one of the largest privately held, urban nature preserves in the country. Join for a…

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East Mississippi-West Alabama Natural Resources Workshop

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
East Mississippi Electric Power Association, 2128 Highway 39 North
Meridian, MS 39301 United States
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Free workshop will cover: Conservation planning on your farm Forestry management practices Transferring property and wealth Food safety Soil & Water Conservation Commissions Farmer panel discussion   To register contact: John H. Jones 662-871- 0422, Delmer Stamps 601-940- 3340, Andrew Williams 334-216- 1344, -334- 627-3276- or James Ford 615-483- 6825, or Meridian NRCS 601-483- 4100…

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